A Mount Isa resident has spoken out about an attack on her and her mother.
Lyndsay Jamieson, who works for Mount Isa City Council, published a post on social media saying "kids that run amok in the CBD are just assaulting pedestrians at random now."
After attending a movie last week, Ms Jamieson and her mother were walking back to their car on West St when they walked past a large group of kids near the garden beds on the corner of West St and Rodeo Drive.
"We were minding our own business and hoped they would do the same," Ms Jamieson said.
"One of them walked up behind mum and, completely unprovoked, just smacked her on the lower back before walking off back to the group. Fortunately mum wasn't seriously injured - just taken aback."
Then another group approached and asked if they had any money.
Ms Jamieson and her mother made it to the car but the ordeal was not over.
"While in our car and doing a U-turn to head straight to the Police Station to report the incident, one of them tried to open the car's rear door (fortunately all the doors were already locked)," she said.
"To them it was probably all just a game and sh*ts and giggles. But to me it was very confronting and disturbing. Nothing like this has ever happened to either of us before, and we've both lived here for most of our lives."
Ms Jamieson said she was thankful there was a new CCTV camera right where the incident took place.
"From now on we'll be thinking twice about where we park in the CBD at night," she said.
"It's just sad that it's got to this point. I have to give a shout-out to the wonderful police officer who took our statements. You do amazing work and we're so grateful for your help."
Mount Isa police are investigating the incident.
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